James Houle

James Houle, PHD

  • Psychology
  • Psychologist

Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

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About Me

I'm a counseling psychologist, specializing in sport psychology and eating disorders. I take a practical, straightforward approach to care, taking the time to get to know the individual, gain an understanding of what kind of person they would like to be and then work with them to develop ways to cope with what may be troubling them. The ultimate goal is to have folks I work with begin to live a fuller and more intentional life.

Prior to becoming a psychologist, I was a gymnast for 18 years. Gymnasts learn at an early age that the sport requires a lot of discipline and goal-setting. Having that background has helped me see first-hand the sacrifices that athletes make, the conflicts that are created and the different ways that I can help them. Whether you’re an athlete or not, the same principles apply in helping individuals develop into the best person possible.
  • Post-doctoral fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Counseling Center
  • Collegiate All-American and member of the 2001 NCAA team championship and 2001 and 2002 Big Ten team championships

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Counseling
  • Athletic Performance
  • Eating Disorders
  • Psychology

Education and Training

Education History


Auburn University, Auburn, AL
8/1/2006 - 8/1/2011


UW Medical School/Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Madison, WI
8/15/2011 - 8/14/2012

Academic Information

My Department


My Division

Health Psychology

More About My Work

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 09/29/2023, Dr. Houle has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • USA Gymnastics

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